Amber is nature’s time capsule. This fossilized tree resin contains remnants of life on earth millions of years ago. Some types of amber are found in the ground. Other types have been freed and carried by tides, ending up on beaches or near-shore areas. The Baltic coast bordering Germany, Poland, and Russia is still an important source of amber. Its warm luster is featured in beads, carvings, pendants, and cabochons.